n.— «Cuban Americans mark their daughter’s turning fifteeen with an elaborate party, called a quince. The “sweet fifteen bash,” which has evolved from the Hispanic quinceanera, is a Latino debutante ball, complete with feasting and choreography of mambo and conga dancing.» —by Charlene C. Giannetti The Rollercoaster Years Aug. 4, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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